Ridge View Secondary College Welcomes Students For The First Time

Ridge View Secondary College Welcomes Students For The First Time

Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

Ridge View Secondary College Opens Its Doors For 2019 School Year

Victor P Taffa

  • New multimillion-dollar secondary college opens in Baldivis
  • College has opened with 170 Year 7 foundation students

Rapidly growing suburb of Baldivis has a new $40.6 Million school with the official opening of Ridge View Secondary College today.

“College is working closely with its partner primary schools, Tuart Rise, Settlers and Makybe Rise to create a seamless kindergarten to Year 12 pathway for students in the future.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.

“School is part of the McGowan Government’s significant investment of $468.7 Million to build and improve Western Australian public schools.”

Independent Public School opened with 170 Year 7 foundation students, with total enrolments expected to reach 1,600 when the current Year 7 cohort reaches Year 12 in 2024.

State-of-the-art facilities include:

  • 8 general classrooms;
  • Dedicated science block with 10 laboratories;
  • Food and textiles technology rooms;
  • ICT and digital design laboratories;
  • Mechatronics laboratory;
  • Woodwork, metalwork and engineering workshops.

“Ridge View Secondary College will provide students with first-class, high-tech facilities in a modern learning environment.” Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said.

“This is a fantastic new school and it will take the growth pressure off Baldivis Secondary College as more of our local children graduate from primary school.”

Students will also have access to a sports hall, fitness centre and multi-purpose playing courts.